365 Ways #354–NFA (neglected fatty acid) Posted on December 23, 2010, 0 Comments
#354--Supposed "Essential Fatty Acids" are the polyunsaturated fatty acids which the body cannot make and, thus, must be acquired in the diet. Most saturated fats are not considered essential because they can be produced by the body (makes you wonder why the body would naturally produce something that is supposedly bad for it). The one exception is lauric acid. Needed to make monoglycerides which are used fight bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens, it is primarily found in coconut oil and palm oil. But these two sources of saturated fats are bad for us, right?